GCSE Results 2017
Hockerill Anglo-European College students, staff and parents are today celebrating another highly impressive set of GCSE results. As with the earlier phenomenal IB Diploma results, the standard achieved by the Hockerill students is significantly above the national average and places Hockerill in an elite group of schools nationally. This is particularly heartening given the uncertainty surrounding GCSEs which has received considerable coverage in the national press.
The Principal, Mr Richard Markham, commented:
“On behalf of the governors and staff at Hockerill, I would like to congratulate our students and their families on their success. They have rounded off an excellent academic year for the College with outstanding GCSE results. It is evident from these results that our students have risen to the challenge of the more rigorous testing regime in English and Mathematics and have recorded results which compare positively with previous years.”
Hockerill students are amongst the first cohort to receive new grades in English and Mathematics, with Grade 9 – 1 replacing the model of A*- G. Mr Gareth Roberts, Vice Principal (Curriculum) reflected:
“That results in these subjects was so strong is a testament to the hard work, application and adaptability of the staff and students. Hockerill students have significantly exceeded the national average in these subjects and results are in line with previous record breaking years.”
The College’s top performer was Eleanor Ivey who scored the highest possible grades in all examinations taken, with an absolutely outstanding score of three Grade 9s and seven A*s.
Of equal note were the two sets of twins from the Longworth and Wallace families who did exceptionally well: all four boys amazingly scored top grades in the prestigious freestanding Additional Mathematics qualification. The twins’ other grades were as follows:
Douglas Longworth: 9(1); 8(2); A*(4); A(2); B(1)
Julian Longworth: 9(1); 6(2); A*(3); A(4)
Eric Wallace: 9(2); 8(1); A*(6); A(1)
William Wallace: 9(1); 8(1); 7(1); A*(4); A(3)
Students who scored the equivalent of more than eight A*s were:
Alex Abouharb :9(2); 8(1); A*(6); A(1)
Rachel Bintley :9(1); 8(1);7 (1); A*(7);
Louis Buck: 9(1); 8(1);7 (1); A*(6); A(1)
Madeleine Feerick: 9(1); 8(1);7 (1); A*(7)
Martha Hoult: 9(2); 8(1); A*(7)
Karen Isaacs: 9(1); 7(2); A*(7); A(1)
Katherine Lewington: 8(2);7 (1); A*(7).
Our congratulations go to all the Hockerill students: we are incredibly proud of all of their grades.
When and how are the results distributed?
GCSE / IGCSE / FSMQ: Thursday, 24th August 2017: available to collect between 8.30am – 10.30am from St Alban’s Hall.
Students requiring a relative or friend to collect results on their behalf must send a signed letter of authorisation with the collector.
Examination results will be disclosed by telephone to overseas students only. Candidates may only telephone after 11.00am on 25th August.
Students who are unable to collect their results from College on the above dates will receive these by post to their home addresses.
What can I do if results are substantially different from what is anticipated?
It must be remembered that examinations can only measure performance on the day, and that candidates can do better or worse than anticipated for a variety of reasons.
It is possible to request an enquiry about result (EAR) whereby the awarding body arranges for the examination script to be re-marked. Details of the procedures and fees involved are available from the Examinations Officer and the process should be started as soon as possible after consultation with the Head of Department concerned. The deadline for submission of an EAR application is in mid-September for summer exams.
Please note that awarding bodies do not provide component marks and grade boundary information for individual candidates.
When do students receive certificates?
Year 11 candidates will receive their certificates during the Presentation Evening in the Michaelmas Term. Invitations to this event will be issued in due course.
Candidates from other year groups should note that certificates normally arrive in College by the end of October and may be collected from Reception.
Students are advised to ensure that the necessary arrangements are made to collect their certificates. The College is only obliged to retain certificates for a period of one year after which a fee in the region of £45.00 per certificate is payable to the Awarding Bodies.